2014 NFL Draft – Safety Prospects You Should Know

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In this series of articles, I will be picking one position group each week from which I will be choosing four players to evaluate.  There will be two that you’ve probably heard of, and one that you probably haven’t. I am not linking any of these players to the Chiefs. This is merely to introduce you all to the upcoming prospects. Please enjoy and I look forward to reading your comments

Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide defensive back Ha

Haha Clinton-Dix – 6’1 209lbs – Alabama

Clinton-Dix is Alabama’s top prospect this year, although some have offensive tackle Cyrus Kouandjio and middle linebacker C.J. Mosley going ahead of him, I believe that Clinton-Dix is better at his position than the latter two and by far the best safety available in the draft this year. In 2012, Clinton-Dix replaced notable safety Marc Barron and totaled 37 tackles, five interceptions, four passes defended, and a forced fumble. Clinton-Dix is the type of safety GM’s are looking for with the size and speed to cover the ever so popular pass catching tight end. He’s quick and can wrap up any player from the small and fast to the big and lumbering. He may have damaged his draft stock a bit this year with a two game suspension following Clinton-Dix receiving a loan from an Alabama assistant, but it wasn’t a big enough knock to take him out of the first round. Look for a team with multiple picks in the first round to pick up Clinton-Dix.

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  • Danny W

    I say wide out first then quarterback. I’d take a safety first and not be disappointed though.

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      Despite his not having an amazing year, I’d like Stephen Morris – QB Miami – in the 3rd…

      • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

        Without a second round pick, I can think of a lot of places I would rather draft than QB. For example: CB, WR, OG, FS. OT depending on what we didn’t fill in round 1

        • Danny W

          Stephenson is doing fine at OT…I like how Allen is coming around also. When Asamouga comes back I think the line will be set. Wide receiver though is a bit of an issue. I’m not ready to give up on Cooper either. I’d still like us to take a qb high.

          • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

            Danny:

            What would you do in this scenario:

            1] Chiefs take a WR in round one

            Three similarly graded prospects are on the board in round 3. a TE, QB and a FS. Who would you take and why?

          • Jeff Grasser Jr

            It depends on who the QB is…I just have a Russell Wilson-esque feeling about Stephen Morris, so if he’s available, I like him but if it’s not Stephen Morris in the 3rd, I’d go with the FS…The 3 top tier tight ends (Eric Ebron, Jace Amaro, and Austin Sefarian-Jenkins) will be long gone by the 3rd round and we’ve yet to see if Kelce can be that guy…

  • Merlin_Arrowhead_Addict

    Safety is in the mix for first round consideration. Well Donne, Jeff

  • Jeff Grasser Jr

    I don’t think it’s deep enough to take one in the first round, unless Clinton-Dix falls to us but that’s unlikely. I’d prefer CB in the first if we are going to go with a player in the secondary, it’s deeper…Bailey might still be available in the third round

  • cyberry

    I think the Chief’s are planning on Sander’s Commings to play Safety.. I think a WR is more possible. Having a RB lead your team in receiving yards..Avery had too many drops..

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      There are some really good big WRs coming out this year…I wouldn’t be surprised if Marquise Lee, former top 5 prospect, falls to us in late first round and if he’s available, they better take him…My favorite prospect is Ra’Shede Hageman and if he’s available at our pick, I really really want to take him…Then we could let Tyson Jackson go…Hageman is a MONSTER

  • unclejesse40

    This would be the year that I want to see the Chiefs trade picks for more picks. After seeing the steals that Dorsey can find in the later rounds I want him to have as many picks as possible. I say trade out of the first round and get our number two back and several other higher round picks.

    • Jeff Grasser Jr

      Not a bad plan at all!